Fashion FYI: Ultimate Nail Art; Craft fair seeking vendors
The editors of Seventeen created “Seventeen Ultimate Nail Art Studio” ($19.95, Running Press) for young women. The kit contains manicure and pedicure stickers, nail stencils, glitter powder and 100 stick-on studs to beautify nails.
Handmade Arcade has announced a call for vendors. Founded in 2004, the event is Pittsburgh's largest independent craft fair. This year's event will celebrate “Decade of DIY” on Dec. 7 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown. It brings young, innovative crafters and progressive do-it-yourself designers to the city to sell and share their handmade, locally produced and offbeat wares. The event attracts more than 6,000 people. Applications are due by Sept. 15.
The under-21 Instagram all-white-everything affair is from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Aug. 16 at the August Wilson Center, Downtown. Prizes will go to the best-dressed female and male. Tickets are $10. Details: www.steelcitylive.com
My Sissy's Closet in Greensburg will have a grand re-opening Aug. 17 with merchandise discounts. The store, which had accepted consignment pieces, has been transformed and now will offer only new items. There will be more than 300 homecoming dresses available from designers such as Tony Bowls, Sherri Hill, Jovani, MacDuggal, Partytime Formals, Alyce Paris, Dave & Johnny and Coya, as well as a wide selection of prom gowns.
People Style Watch editors are inspired by Brazilian model Allesandra Ambrosio. Here is what Ambrosio wears to achieve a classic look that you can copy.
Over-size shades: They're unfussy, yet chic.
Mixed bracelets: Her arm candy looks luxe, but not over the top.
A shirt dress: It has an effortless feel — plus, if you choose one in black it is so easy to wear.
Nude sandals: Simple T-strap will give a look a modern vibe.
Sleek bag: A structured shape in black and white is both timeless and totally on trend.
Finesse your look
InStyle magazine gives tips on how to finesse your look in jeans.
Smoking slipper: Worn with ankle socks and cropped denim, the shoes have a flirty Audrey Hepburn vibe.
Motorcycle jacket: For a sweet take on tough, try one in a pastel with motocross jeans in a light wash.
Graphic leather: Deep-rinse jeans anchor a shirt with angular lines and a handbag with geometric patterns.
Printed pumps: Cuffed skinnies show off the slimmest part of your leg — and the cutest part of your outfit.
Colorful coat: A long jacket in a juicy hue elevates the casual boyfriend cut.
Going head to head
In Allure magazine, New York City hairstylist Matt Fugate explains the difference between hot rollers and a curling iron.
Who they're for: Women with long, thick or coarse hair.
Why they're awesome: Curling irons offer control. You can adjust the temperature and circumference of the curl with either switchable barrels or tapered wands.
Find your direction: Making California waves is all about curling away from the face; going toward it results in sausage-like prom curls.
Don't shun the clip: The only way to prevent heavy layers from slipping off the barrel is to clamp (gently) down on them.
Soften up: Irons produce perfect spirals, so break them up with your fingers or a paddle brush.
Who they're for: “These are perfect for fine to medium hair without any natural curl at all,” says Fugate. Hot rollers use low heat, so they shape delicate hair without singeing it.”
Why they're awesome: They reach a fixed temperature and cool in formation, giving curls megahold.
Think small: “Jumbo rollers create volume. But if you want actual curls, you need to get the smaller ones,” Fugate says.
Nail the placements: Section hair into 3- to 4-inch pieces from the hairline to the nape of the neck, then roll them into a Mohawk pattern, away from the face.
Try something new: Clip rollers above the ears, not at the roots, for a smooth crown and curly ends.
— Staff reports
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